Last Saturday, our own Colin Grace appeared on ''Your Money'. Where he discussed the fears of widespread use of cladding that sparked the recent Neo200 apartment building fire and talks on construction defects in general.
The NSW Parliament has recently passed new legislation in relation to combustible cladding, being the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018.
The Supreme Court of NSW has changed the landscape for building claims made under the Home Building Act, 1989 (NSW) following the decision of Owners Corporation SP72357 v. Dasco Constructions Pty Limited & Ors  NSWSC 819 handed down on 27 July 2010.
Defect claims are always complex and nuances reign supreme. In a recent case Grace Lawyers have successfully argued for an Owners Corporation of a small residential strata scheme that a Council is a developer The Owners – Strata Plan No 151721 –v- Lane Cove Council.
You may remember our previous industry update in the matter of The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Pty Ltd (2013) NSWCA 317 where the Court of Appeal found that the builder of a commercial apartment block owed a duty of care to the Owners Corporation to a
We reported recently on the Supreme Court of NSW case dealing with the problems experienced by Owners Corporation's in pursuing claims against builders and developers in the area of negligence (as opposed to any statutory right under the Home Building Act 1989) – Strata Plan No 72535 against Broo